Have you ever seen someone with a dog that you had serious doubts was actually a trained and certified service dog? We recently observed a small mixed breed in Walmart that was wearing a service vest but was eating off the floor and pulling the leash. Call it a gut instinct but I don’t think it was any type of service dog whatsoever. It made me angry to think of all the highly trained service dogs that earn their vest and actually perform a valuable service to their humans. While it is true that some dogs are certified as “emotional support” companions, too many people buy fake certificates and vests only to be able to take their pets with them wherever they go. I understand their thinking but understanding something doesn’t make it right. So, how do you know if a dog is an actual service dog or not? This infographic from Orvis is a great help.
Is That a Real Service Dog? Developed by Orvis.
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